Saturday, August 21, 2010
Running free with the spirit of the wind...
With the temperatures finally dipping below the triple "H" category…Hot, Humid, and Horrible…I was able to let the Sibes run free and wild in the backyard this afternoon. As any Sibe owner can attest to, watching them is truly a glorious site to behold. Okay, well, at first it’s crazy, wild, and on the side of mayhem as they pile down off the deck almost riding each other piggy-back style to get to the "other side." First I need to explain the "normal side." The Sibes own not only our deck, which has had a roof constructed over it just for them, but they also have their own yard to chase yard trespassers (a/k/a squirrels, birds, possums, groundhogs, etc.), dig, gather tree branches, and, well, do their personal business. That’s their typical run. Then there is the "other side."
Oh, yes, that is the fun play side of the yard where they can run like the wind, wrestle, fly, fetch, spin, and just be free-spirited Siberian Huskies. When it’s the cooler season, they get to play on that coveted side daily, but during the summer season, they run and play so hard over there, that I keep them out of there on the hot days so they don’t overheat. Today was a cooler day. After such a hot (and I imagine boring for a Sibe) streak, they were in Husky Heaven as they ran wild. It reminded me of a racetrack when the announcer calls out, "And they’rrrrrrre off!"
It was indeed a wonderful thing to watch. Although, they did skid out of control a few times right into me, their Hu-Mom! I have a few bruises, but it's all worth it! Watching them play and run free as they were bred to be certainly makes me very proud to be a Sibe Mom and moves me to wish for snow in the forecast...just for them!